Regional price deflators in Poland: evidence from NUTS-2 and NUTS-3 regions

Bartlomiej Rokicki, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings

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Abstract

This paper analyzes regional price differentials in Poland at the NUTS-2 and NUTS-3 levels. It applies unique raw-price data and calculates regional purchasing power parity (PPP) deflators for the 16 NUTS-2 regions. It then estimates PPP deflators for the 66 NUTS-3-level regions by applying the multiple imputation approach. Finally, it verifies whether these are intra- or interregional price inequalities that have a greater influence on the overall price inequality level. It is found that the price levels are significantly higher than the average in the better-developed regions and lower in the lagging ones. It is also found that it is the intra- rather than the interregion differentials that influence more the overall inequality level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-105
Number of pages18
JournalSpatial Economic Analysis
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2019

Keywords

  • deflators
  • multiple imputation
  • regional income disparities
  • regional prices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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